Rattlesnake season is upon us. Residents are urged to take extra precaution when enjoying the great outdoors this time of year. Our wet winter has resulted in higher than normal rodent and snake populations. Be aware of what is on the ground while you’re out enjoying the parks, trails, and even your own yard. Always check areas where kids will be out playing, and where you park your car. Our rural community is where these native creatures reside. Here are some tips to keep you safe this rattlesnake season.